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Rick Fox Busted -- Traveling Violation

1/17/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rick Fox could end up paying the City of Los Angeles nearly $500 -- because TMZ has learned, the ex-NBA star got popped for running a red light recently ... and the cop didn't let him off with a warning.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Fox -- who was driving a brand new BMW 7 Series -- was cruising around west L.A. when he accidentally stopped too late at a red light ... and had to proceed through the intersection.

We're told a cop saw the whole thing and pulled Fox over, citing him for running the red.

The ticket itself costs $446 ... but with traffic school, the final bill could be a lot more.

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1.

notalawyer    

Who could afford a $446 fine?

1325 days ago
2.

Thomas    

The cop would not have written up Kobe.

1325 days ago
3.

Such Stupidity    

TMZ is nothing more than a joke. The crap they produce is not even newsworthy. What a waste of media and broadcast phoneyism. It certainly isn't journalism nor entertaining.

1325 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

In maryland the same ticket would cost you 80.00

1325 days ago
5.

Retnan    

Traffic school? For running a light? That's insane.

1325 days ago
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DirtySouth    

This is how bad the economy is in California. The administrative agencies are looking for any excuse to make more money. Rather than develop creative ways to run government more efficiently, impose severe fines and require citizens to spend money on traffic school for a misdemeanor.

1325 days ago
7.

James     

#3 Right on. What you have here is a piece about an EX-NBA athlete, running a red light and getting a fine.


Wasting internet space. I'm more intrested in what color Lindsay Lohans panties are today. Can we get that?

1325 days ago
8.

stumpy    

$400 are they trying to balance their budget
with fines?

1325 days ago
9.

strawberry    

I love looking at Rick Fox.

1325 days ago
10.

DrKnife    

I think that the news here is not Rick Fox, it is that you have to pay $450 and go to traffic school for running a red light in LA, and apparently not even intentionally running it. What type of BS is that? That's like, a DUI penalty where I live...

1325 days ago
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v rod    

ooommmggg!!!!!!!!!!! wow ran red red!!! who doesnt

1325 days ago
12.

Henry    

Ever wonder why TMZ doesn't have many/any stories of red light camera tickets given to politicians? Here's why: Politicians - and their extended family - are immune to the tickets. How?

In California 1.5 million privately-owned cars have plate numbers protected from easy look up, effectively invisible to agencies trying to process red light camera violations. The "protected" list includes local politicians, bureaucrats, retired cops, other govt. employees, and their families and ADULT children! Unbelievable? Read Veh. Code 1808.4. If you think this is unfair, ask your assemblyperson and state senator to suppport Assembly Bill 3 (introduced on Dec. 6), which if passed will remove the immunity. (For comparison, the State of Illinois has only 5867 cars on its protected list, and Texas has 18,323.)

1325 days ago
13.

jlk;    

wow there must be a short supply of news worthy events on the west coast, WTF.

1323 days ago
14.

No Sir    

Fox is lukcy they didn't have those cameras in Boston back when he played here. That dirt bag was always at the Chestnut Hill cinema with 14 and 15 year old bimbos crawling around in his Toyota Forerunner. The cameras would have cught him with those underage bimbos.

1320 days ago
15.

Donna    

Good for the Cop ~ running a red light could kill people, nobody, famous or not should get away with it. Drive Safe or Walk! And while your walking hope nobody runs a red light cause they think they're special!

1319 days ago
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